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The Live Green Co: The first BCorp certified FoodTech startup in LatAm

InvestChile - October,5,2021

The company aims to revolutionize the food industry with 100% plant-based products, clean labels, functional ingredients and sustainable production and packaging.

Topics: FDI- Food Industry- Start-Up- The Live Green Co- Foreign Direct Investment- Foodtech

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Family Offices and Chilean VC funds meet in strategic program

InvestChile - July,19,2021

The Scale VC Program, promoted by Endeavor and InvestChile, aims to impart knowledge to Chilean investors, connecting them with foreign investment funds so they can share experience and expand their networks, thereby accelerating venture capital investment in Chile.

Topics: Start-Up- Venture Capital- InvestChile- Endeavor- Venture Capital in Chile- Family Offices

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Unicorns in Chile: Local leaders foresee a domino effect

InvestChile - July,1,2021

Chilean companies like NotCo, Cornershop and Betterfly have already held remarkable investment funding rounds in their short lives as they have attracted attention from large international investment funds.

Topics: technology- Start-Up- Entrepreneurship- Venture Capital- AI- App- NotCo- Cornershop- The Not Company- startup- Unicorn

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The startup using AI and blockchain to trace plastic recycling

InvestChile - June,29,2021

Chilean company StatKnows is the creator of Recyclame (Recycle Me), a platform that uses artificial intelligence and blockchain technology to cross check bar code information from plastic bottles so that the passage of bottles through the entire value chain can be managed.

Topics: global services- technology- Innovation- Start-Up- Tech investment- AI- App- Artificial Intelligence- Blockchain

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New Venture Capital projects in Chile potentially worth US$125 million

InvestChile - May,31,2021

InvestChile has a portfolio of 26 projects at various stages of development, from planning to implementation.

Topics: Start-Up- Venture Capital- Venture Capital in Chile

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Chilean firm uses clean energy to produce potable water from the air

InvestChile - April,16,2021

Lader Energy has just inaugurated the first plant in San Fernando, Chile, which will produce 10,000 liters of water per month using the AWA Solar system, and it intends to open up a second plant in Medellín, Colombia later this year.

Topics: Food Industry- photovoltaic solar energy- renewable energy- Start-Up- Water industry- Foodtech- AWA Solar

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Shippify is the next Latin American unicorn

InvestChile - January,28,2021

At the beginning of 2021, the last-mile logistics company, which began life under the Start-Up Chile program, will sign a nine-figure contract with Amazon, enabling it to move into the big leagues.

Topics: Start-Up- StartUp-Chile- Entrepreneurship- Last-mile- Shippify

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Cancer test developed by Chilean start-up to be distributed abroad

InvestChile - January,15,2021

GeneproDX has reached an agreement with Belgium’s Biocartis for the distribution of ThyroidPrint, a test that avoids unnecessary diagnostic surgeries and the permanent use of thyroid hormone supplements.

Topics: Innovation- Start-Up- Entrepreneurship- Science in Chile

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Entrepreneurship: The new face of Chile’s country image

InvestChile - January,8,2021

NotCo, Algramo, Wheel the World, Karün and Viña Emiliana are among the 12 companies to feature in the “Chile Creating Future” campaign as part of a new strategy to position the country in the eyes of the world and to promote trade and foreign investment to Chile.

Topics: Start-Up- Entrepreneurship- Imagen de Chile Foundation

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Pandemic accelerates growth of EdTech companies

InvestChile - January,4,2021

Start-ups devoted to the incorporation of technology in education have diversified their services and accelerated the digital transformation in Chile.

Topics: Start-Up- education- EdTech- COVID-19

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FoodTech firm creates formula to reduce salt and expands abroad

InvestChile - December,17,2020

Done Properly produces umami naturally and is working on the pilot and scale-up phase for its expansion to Colombia, Mexico, the United States, Spain and Switzerland in 2021.

Topics: Food Industry- Innovation- Start-Up- Foods- Foodtech- Food Technology

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Chile is the LatAm country best prepared to develop a digital economy

InvestChile - February,19,2020

In a study that seeks to promote the strong development of a digital economy globally, Chile ranks as the Latin American country best prepared to start implementing the new economic model. It took 34th place internationally.

Topics: Start-Up- Digital Economy- Digital Readiness Index 2019- Cisco

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Cornershop expands regional presence and officially launches in Brazil

InvestChile - February,4,2020

Cornershop is continuing its expansion path in the Americas. The Chilean start-up has now officially launched its service in Brazil, specifically in the city of Sao Paulo.

Topics: global services- technology- Start-Up- Cornershop

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Grupo Bimbo chooses Chile for its business accelerator

InvestChile - February,4,2020

BakeLab will accelerate entrepreneurs’ solutions that are related to food and the supply chain.

Topics: Food Industry- Innovation- Start-Up- Entrepreneurship- Foods- Bimbo- business accelerator

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Chilean start-up NotCo to appear in episode of The Age of A.I.

InvestChile - January,6,2020

YouTube recently launched a new documentary series presented by the actor Robert Downey Jr.

Topics: Food Industry- Start-Up- AI- Artificial Intelligence- Foods- NotCo- YouTube

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Acciona selects four Chilean start-ups to try solutions for its businesses

InvestChile - December,2,2019

The start-ups participated in the Spanish company’s open innovation program, which it implemented for the first time outside Europe.

Topics: NCRE- photovoltaic solar energy- renewable energy- Start-Up- Energy- Energy Investment

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Entrepreneur gets app for emergencies into Samsung and Google devices

InvestChile - June,17,2019

The 2010 earthquake in Chile was the inspiration for an emergency information system that operates without an Internet connection.

Topics: Innovation- Start-Up- Entrepreneurship- App

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Wilefko: The poetic brightness of water that generates energy

InvestChile - May,29,2019

Entrepreneurship in Chile: Wilefko, or “Brightness of Water” in Mapudungun, is a Chilean start-up that has invented a motor able to turn the impacts of thousands of waves into a continuous movement in order to generate electricity.

Topics: Clean Energy- renewable energy- Start-Up- Entrepreneurship- Energy- Wave Power

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Protera: The start-up that modifies foods and sparks interest in Silicon Valley

InvestChile - May,13,2019

Leonardo and Francia started to experiment in the laboratory at university, coming up with an idea for the global food industry. Today, they sell their developments to multinationals around the world and expect to bill US$3 million this year.

Topics: Food Industry- R&D- biotechnology- Innovation- Start-Up- Artificial Intelligence

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Chile among the countries with the most mining start-ups

InvestChile - April,5,2019

The data shows that Chile accounts for 12% of this type of high-impact start-ups, after Australia, the United States and Canada. 

Topics: Mining- Innovation- Start-Up- METS

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